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Section: US & Canada

    Betraying Magnitsky
    Jan28

    Betraying Magnitsky

    Last week, an official British inquiry concluded that the 2006 murder of the exiled Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko by polonium poisoning was ordered by the head of the FSB, “probably” with the approval of President Vladimir Putin. Despite the dramatic accusation, the report, by Sir Robert Owen, added little to what was already known—that a...

    Hackers are hitting Israel’s energy sector with a ‘severe cyber attack’
    Jan28

    Hackers are hitting Israel’s energy sector with a ‘severe cyber attack’

    REUTERS / Samantha SaisIsrael’s Electricity Authority has been under a “sever cyberattack” since Monday, according to the country’s energy minister. Yuval Steinitz told The Times of Israel a virus had been identified in the energy department, and software that was already in place was working to neutralize it. Though the...

    ISIS Could Use Russians Who Visit Turkey As Human Shields: Tourism Agency
    Jan28

    ISIS Could Use Russians Who Visit Turkey As Human Shields: Tourism Agency

    Russia’s state tourism agency has issued a warning to Russian citizens against going to Turkey, saying they are likely to be targeted by the Islamist group Islamic State (ISIS). Turkey and Russia have been embroiled in a bitter diplomatic row since the Turkish military downed a Russian Su-24 fighter in November. While Turkey accused the...

    Kelly McParland: Trudeau’s plan for regaining Canada’s global prominence: scold your friends, engage their enemies
    Jan28

    Kelly McParland: Trudeau’s plan for regaining Canada’s global prominence: scold your friends, engage their enemies

    The old Canada of Stephen Harper is gone and the new Canada of Stéphane Dion is ascendant. We no longer take sides on global affairs. We don’t pass judgment on right or wrong. We issue “tough messages” to our “friends” in Israel, while agreeing to let bygones be bygones with Iran. We signal our sympathy for Ukraine, but also our willingness...

    EU Court Strikes Down Sanctions On Yanukovych Allies
    Jan28

    EU Court Strikes Down Sanctions On Yanukovych Allies

    An EU court has ruled that the bloc was wrong to freeze the assets of five close associates of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Amid East Ukraine War, Kiev Reduces Gas Supplies From Russia
    Jan28

    Amid East Ukraine War, Kiev Reduces Gas Supplies From Russia

    Amid continued diplomatic strain with Russia, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday to significantly reduce the amount of gas it buys directly from its eastern neighbor — and double what it takes from Europe. Since November last year Kiev had refused to buy Russian gas because of the high price and instead relied on cheaper gas from Europe....

    “Cruel bastards hang together: All you need to know”: The world according to the New York Times
    Jan28

    “Cruel bastards hang together: All you need to know”: The world according to the New York Times

    The long-anticipated all-parties conference on Syria was scheduled to open in Geneva Monday, but of course it did not. Now it is set to start Friday, except that it may not. Staffan de Mistura, the perspicacious U.N. diplomat trying to make this very large event happen, is now holding proximity talks with those who may or may not attend, meaning...

    Clinton’s “Non-Intervention” Pandering
    Jan28

    Clinton’s “Non-Intervention” Pandering

    Michael Crowley reports on Hillary Clinton’s attempt to obscure her hawkish foreign policy record: As she makes a closing pitch that emphasizes her foreign policy chops, Clinton tends to gloss over the more hawkish episodes from her past. Asked by an Iowa voter at Monday’s forum to place her interventionist instincts on a scale of 1...

    Can the Pentagon Kick Its Russian Rocket Addiction?
    Jan28

    Can the Pentagon Kick Its Russian Rocket Addiction?

    Dave Majumdar Security, “It is morally outrageous and strategically foolish to ask American taxpayers to subsidize Russia’s military industrial base.” The United States Air Force relies on Russian-built rocket engines to lift many of its heaviest satellites into space. While that arrangement was working well in the years...

    Dion heading to Ukraine amid Conservative attacks on Russia policy
    Jan28

    Dion heading to Ukraine amid Conservative attacks on Russia policy

    Stéphane Dion announced the trip as he faced a barrage of criticism from Opposition Conservatives about his decision to engage Russia more broadly. …read more Source: Toronto...